BADLANDS LIGHTFEST - Fête des Lumières


November 12 – December 11

Next:
December 4 – Weekend 4: Winter Celebration

Parka Party with 2 DJays and dancing on Canada’s Largest Outdoor Stage

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A free five-weekend celebration of light at the spectacular Badlands Amphitheatre (Drumheller, Alberta).

 

Themed weekends featuring:

  • Trail of Lights walk – a guided walk through a lit-up Badlands Amphitheatre
  • Light installations  – featuring Alberta light artists GABS  & Ken Hacke
  • Globalfest Fireworks (Weekend 2)
  • Live Music
  •  Activities including lantern making and crafts
  • Concession and pub service

Admission is free, but tickets are required.

 

Event ticket links are available below.
This project is funded by the Government of Canada.

 

 

Weekend 4: Winter Celebration Tickets - December 4

DECEMBER 4 - SUNDAY

WEEKEND 4
WINTER CELEBRATION
Trail of Lights
Live DJ Parka Part

Entry begins at 6:00 PM
Last entry at 8:00 PM

ADMISSION: Free
Tickets required

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Featuring: Live music with a DJ Parka Party and the Trail of Lights.
Schedule: Entry at 6:00 PM. Last entry 8:00 PM.

Admission is free, but tickets are required. Click the button below and then choose your entry time. Please watch this website, our social channels and your email for any updates related to possible changes due to weather or other factors.

DECEMBER 10-11

WEEKEND 5
JOURNEY TO BETHLEHEM
an interactive theatre experience
FULLY BOOKED

December 10: 5 PM – 9 PM
December 11: 5 PM – 8 PM

ADMISSION: Free
FULLY BOOKED

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Featuring: a guided walk and theatre experience on Canada’s largest outdoor stage. Join the magi, follow a mysterious star, and meet the characters in this interactive nativity story.

Schedule:
Limited tickets for this event.
Saturday, December 10:
Entry starts at 5:00 PM. Last entry 8:45 PM.
Sunday, December 11:
Entry starts at 5:00 PM. Last Entry 7:45 PM. 

This weekend is fully booked.

FeAtURED ARTISTS

 – Many artists and creators will be featured throughout the 5 weekends of Lightfest.

Trail of Lights: Big Bang/Badlands Amphitheatre 

  • Weekend 1 – Memories of Light
    Lantern artist GABS
    Harpist – Rachel Peacock / Violinist – Nathan Schmidt
    Light installations: Ken Hacke
  • Weekend 2 – The Night Sky
    GlobalFest Fireworks

    Music – Bottle Rock-it
  • Weekend 3 – Story of the Land
    Brown Bear Woman Events
    Lantern artist GABS
  • Weekend 4 – Winter Celebration
    Light installations: Ken Hacke
  • Weekend 5 – Journey to Bethlehem
    Badlands Amphitheatre actors and theatre crew

 

NOVEMBER 12-13

WEEKEND 1
MEMORIES OF LIGHT
Trail of Lights
Live Music
Lantern Making

Entry begins at 6:00 PM
Last entry at 8:45 PM

ADMISSION: Free
Tickets required

Badlands Lightfest begins with an opportunity for quiet reflection. 

Memories of Light: Throughout the world, people have traditions to remember those they’ve lost. Lighting a candle on the mantle, floating a lantern down a river or holding candlelight vigils. Spend an evening immersed in Memories of Light at the Badlands Amphitheatre.

Featuring: the Trail of Lights, live performances of Arvo Pärt’s Spiegel im Spiegel, lantern building workshops, and light installations.

NOVEMBER 18-19

WEEKEND 2
THE NIGHT SKY
Globalfest Fireworks
Live Music

ADMISSION: Free
Tickets required

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The Night Sky: GlobalFest returns to the Badlands Amphitheatre on our second weekend of LightFest as we celebrate The Night Sky with two spectacular back-to-back fireworks shows.

Featuring: Live music by Bottle Rock-It
and Pyromusical Fireworks.

Admission is free, but tickets are required.

Schedule:
6:00 PM Gates Open, Concession, Pub Service, Music, and Pre-Show Activities Open

6:30 PM Live music with Bottle Rock-it
7:30 PM LightFest Fireworks with GlobalFest
8:00 PM End of Events

NOVEMBER 25 - 27

 WEEKEND 3:
STORY OF THE LAND
November27 – cancelled.
Trail of Lights
Lit Up Teepees
Hoop Dance performances
Brown Bear Woman

Entry begins at 7:15 PM
Last entry at 8:45 PM

ADMISSION: Free
Tickets required

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The Story of the Land
Featuring:
Lit Up Teepees, Hoop Dance Performances and Storytelling by Brown Bear Woman, Light Installations by Gabs, and the Trail of Lights.

Admission is free, but tickets are required. Click the button below and then choose your entry time. Please watch this website, our social channels and your email for any updates related to possible changes due to weather or other factors.

LIGHT UP THE AMP

Each year, together with you, the Badlands Amphitheatre lights up the amp in support of our nonprofit arts and culture society.   

For every donation of $30, we will place a light in the Badlands Amphitheatre. For every $100, we will place 4 lights in the amp.Your donation is eligible for a tax receipt and will show your support for arts and culture.

This year, your light becomes part of Badlands Lightfest’s Trail of Lights and light displays, our free celebration of light in November and December. 

Donate at: